Match report

Radek Stepanek ©
1st round
5/8/12 1 2 Tot
cz  Radek Stepanek 6 7 2
au  Bernard Tomic 2 5 0
Bernard Tomic ©
Thomaz Bellucci ©
1st round
5/8/12 1 2 3 Tot
br  Thomaz Bellucci 6 4 6 1
fr  Richard Gasquet 4 6 7 2
Richard Gasquet ©
  • Gasquet rallies, Stepanek downs Tomic

    5/8/12 9:11 PM | Kelli DeMario
    Tournament seed Richard Gasquet is through to the second round in Madrid, having rallied to upend Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci in three sets. The Frenchman is joined by veteran Radek Stepanek, who took out Bernard Tomic.

    (14) Richard Gasquet def. Thomaz Bellucci 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(5)

    Fourteenth seed Richard Gasquet made a successful start to the tournament after defeating Thomaz Bellucci in three sets. The 25-year-old Frenchman tallied eight aces and two service breaks en route to a 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(5) victory in two hours and 43 minutes. He completed the first-round effort with 50 of 67 first-service points won.

    Gasquet will take on Viktor Troicki in the second round. The Serbian held on to dismiss American Donald Young in the first round, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1.

    Radek Stepanek def. Bernard Tomic 6-2, 7-5

    Radek Stepanek is through to round two by virtue of his straight-sets ousting of Australia’s Bernard Tomic. The Czech veteran converted four of 11 break points through to a 6-2, 7-5 win in 85 minutes. Stepanek ended the match with 80% of his first-service points captured.

    He is scheduled to meet 5th seed David Ferrer for a place in the round of 16.

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